I am excited to announce the keynote speakers for the March to End Child Abuse on Oct 5th.
We will have the honor of marching with Jan Broberg, Tanya Brown and Matthew Sandusky. In turn, they will have the honor of marching with thousands of you.
The members of our powerhouse panel are nationally recognized child advocates. They are pursuing the very same goal as Protect Every Child: A world free from child abuse.
Don’t miss this historic moment in history. The very first national march to stand up for the human right of every child to grow up safe from abuse. As of this moment 1,048 have registered, coming from 27 states and 9 countries. This truly is a ‘national’ event that will be epic in the annals of protecting our children. Please register HERE.
Watch Matthew’s worldwide TV exclusive on Oprah Prime.
Matthew Sandusky was a victim of childhood sexual abuse from the age of 8 to 17 at the hands of his adopted father, Jerry Sandusky. Matthew has turned his traumatic personal experience into a mechanism to prevent childhood sexual abuse and help other survivors heal.
Matthew raises awareness around child sexual abuse in local communities, supports the life-saving work of children’s advocacy and sexual assault treatment centers, and advocates for legislative changes. Matthew also works with researchers, clinicians, the media, politicians, social workers and child protection professionals to raise awareness and improve the quality and availability of services to survivors nationwide.
In addition to his advocacy work, Matthew is committed to empowering and educating children to use their voices and help protect them against abuse. He is working with other advocates to implement an in-school curriculum to empower children to use their voices as a first line of defense, along with parents and teachers.
Earlier this year, Jan Broberg became known as the subject of a movie chronicling her horrific kidnapping at the age of 12, and again at 14, by a trusted family friend. The documentary film Abducted in Plain Sight was released by Netfix and is still available for viewing. It recounts a jaw dropping tale of manipulation, brainwashing, kidnapping and child sex abuse. All at the hands of a man who successfully groomed young Jan, her parents and the entire church community for his malevolent purposes.
Her triumph over those early, unspeakable events was instrumental in her speaking out to “end the abuse of every child on the planet. ” She views this cause as a primary driving force in her life going forward.
Jan is an actress, singer and dancer who has appeared in more than two dozen feature films, numerous television series, and countless stage productions.
Tanya Brown is no stranger to adversity or trauma. Her family name was seared into the national consciousness at the time of the O.J. Simpson trial for the murder of Tanya’s sister, Nicole Brown Simpson. With the loss of Nicole, she has faced overwhelming life challenges but used these obstacles to ultimately improve the quality of her life. Tanya became a domestic violence advocate, doing speaking engagements and training that would inform people about the horror of abuse at home.
Ten years after the loss of her sister, Tanya suffered a mental breakdown; and as a result, she has made a personal commitment to speak on the issues of how to overcome adversity and promote HEALTHY mental health for overall well-being.